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  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Women


PO BOX 652BARRE, VT 05641 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Women and children have the fundamental right to live in safety, free from all forms of intimate partner violence. We will support those who access our services as they explore their options. By building on the strengths of the individual, and through the collective voice of an aware community, together we seek to end domestic violence.


Circle (formerly Battered Women’s Services and Shelter) is a community-based non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence. Circle provides advocacy, support services, and shelter to help abuse victims/survivors build on strengths to shape fulfilling lives for themselves and their children. Our 24-hour confidential hotline and shelter services empower women to move beyond the initial crisis through non-judgmental, emotional support provided by staff and volunteers on an individual basis. Operating in partnership with related Washington County Vermont organizations and agencies for over 20 years, Circle strives to mobilize community awareness, sensitivity, and response to domestic violence.

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